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Chicago (IL). Paranoia: A Contagious Madness in Society – a reading with Luigi Zoja
2 June 2017 @ 16:30 - 18:00£10
Focusing on the contagious aspects of paranoia and its infectious, self-replicating dynamics, Zoja reconstructs the emblematic arguments that paranoia has promoted in Western history, and examines how the power of the modern media and mass communication has affected how it spreads. Paranoia examines how leaders lose control of their influence, how the collective unconscious acquires an autonomous life, and how seductive its effects can be – more so than any political, religious, or ideological discourse. The devastating impact of paranoia on societies is explored in detail and rare clarity.
Join us for a reading and discussion, followed by wine and light appetizers.
Luigi will sign books. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase (by cash or check) at this reading event. To purchase Paranoia: The Madness that Makes History in advance, please CLICK HERE.
$10 suggested donation